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Jira Work Management for Business Teams

By : John Funk
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Jira Work Management for Business Teams

By: John Funk

Overview of this book

Jira Work Management (JWM) is the newest project management tool from Atlassian, replacing Atlassian's previous product, Jira Core Cloud. While Jira Software focuses on development groups, JWM is specifically targeted toward business teams in your organization, such as human resources, accounting, legal, and marketing, enabling these functional groups to manage and enhance their work, as well as stay connected with their company's developers and other technical groups. This book helps you to explore Jira project templates and work creation and guides you in modifying a board, workflow, and associated schemes. Jira Work Management for Business Teams takes a hands-on approach to JWM implementation and associated processes that will help you get up and running with Jira and make you productive in no time. As you explore the toolset, you'll find out how to create reports, forms, and dashboards. The book also shows you how to manage screens, field layouts, and administer your JWM projects effectively. Finally, you'll get to grips with the basics of creating automation rules and the most popular use cases. By the end of this Jira book, you'll be able to build and manage your own Jira Work Management projects and make basic project-related adjustments to achieve optimal productivity.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Section 1: Jira Work Management Basics
Section 2: Enhancing Your JWM Project
Section 3: Administering Jira Work Management Projects

Working with the Timeline

Roadmaps and Gantt-style views have long been missing from standard subscriptions in the Jira family of products. But in the last couple of years, Atlassian has made a concerted effort to bring this functionality to the masses.

First, we saw a simple roadmap appear with team-based software projects. Then came Advanced Roadmaps, which span multiple projects but are only available under a Premium subscription. And now, we see the equivalent in JWM projects under the name of Timeline.

Though it was the last of the features to come out with JWM, it has quickly gained traction and has much of the functionality you would expect with this type of tool. You can drag starting or ending points of issues to increase their length of time, you can add dependencies between issues, and—of course—you can export and share your timelines with others.

To access the Timeline, simply click on the Timeline menu option on the left, as illustrated in the...